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Karen Connor


Aspinwall, Pennsylvania




Aspinwall is a vibrant, riverfront community located 8 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh.  This turn of the 19th century neighborhood features lovely Victorian and Arts & Crafts style homes where neighbors gather on wrap around porches.  Residents strongly support local businesses and services in this walking community.  Dozens of unique, locally-owned businesses thrive in the commercial district which includes Brilliant Avenue, First Street, Commercial Avenue and Freeport Road.  Visitors are attracted to the upscale gift, art, antique, stationary & clothing shops, cafes and restaurants, hair salons, boutique bakery, spa and hot yoga studio.  The active Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association collaborate to create events that drive business to town.  Annual events include holiday parades, street fairs, summer concerts and a popular 2-day neighborhood garage sale.  Waterworks Mall and Cinema are within walking distance as is UPMC St. Margaret hospital.  Aspinwall is conveniently located near many popular Pittsburgh destinations.  Cross the Highland Park Bridge to access the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, Shadyside and Oakland.  Aspinwall has it all!

Aspinwall has a proud past and an even more exciting future.  The Fox Chapel District Association (Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, O’Hara Township communities) raised 2.3 million dollars to purchase the Aspinwall Marina. This riverfront property is currently being developed in collaboration with Friends of the Riverfront. Aspinwall Riverfront Park will eventually connect with the 3 Rivers Heritage Trail, attracting tourists and cyclists.